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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

673 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A genre-blending mix of an American wheat beer and a traditional India Pale Ale. Encore is hopped and dry-hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops, and has a pleasant grapefruit aroma that compliments its subtly sweet malty backbone. Grab a lighter and get up front!

45 IBU

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 09-08-2010)
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Trumbullout


4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-13-2012 21:26:08 | More by Trumbullout
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ninner00

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-09-2012 21:21:36 | More by ninner00
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-09-2012 16:23:19 | More by TheRuss9585
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-09-2012 02:03:40 | More by thegerm87
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. Hazy orange amber with some minor sediment particles, one finger of foam that lasts a minute, no lacing left behind.

S. Straightforward herbal and citric peel hopping aroma, I'm having a hard time picking up on any wheat malt aroma underneath.

T. Oily hops and grapefruit pith, some minor lemon and orange peel notes, malt is almost completely obscured and comes across as a poorly balanced attempt at a Gumballhead sort of flavor profile to my palate. Its a shame that the wheat malt isn't really allowed to shine through as much as it needs to in order to provide a proper equilibrium.

M. Medium body and carbonation, very crisp and dry throughout.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 20:15:17 | More by WastingFreetime
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-08-2012 18:44:52 | More by FreshHawk
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dmorley21

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-08-2012 01:59:17 | More by dmorley21
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tdexterc

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-06-2012 17:55:49 | More by tdexterc
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BillHem

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-04-2012 03:11:48 | More by BillHem
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Nikki


4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-03-2012 20:25:18 | More by Nikki
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-02-2012 16:09:35 | More by HamGlade10
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worta1128


3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer was very occluded when poured into a nice glass, which is a feature that I like. There's something about a beer that doesn't let you see right through it... Surprisingly nice head. I don't know why I didn't expect more from a Magic Hat, but it honestly took like two to three minutes for the foam to dissipate. The aroma is very hoppy. Taste-wise, it fizzles a bit. Starts out strong and just kind of... vanishes after a bit, leaving a sort of weird aftertaste. But I'd buy it again. Magic Hat does well in its endeavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 03:43:55 | More by worta1128
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DiscGolfRobot

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-01-2012 19:19:40 | More by DiscGolfRobot
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chucksburritos

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-29-2012 01:14:20 | More by chucksburritos
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BarrelAgedBarry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-29-2012 00:35:03 | More by BarrelAgedBarry
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MatthewWilde

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-28-2012 05:26:43 | More by MatthewWilde
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beerman207

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this in a magic hat 12 pack

A: Dark yelloish orange that has a decent head that lingers a little while

S: Floral smell with a grapefruit zest that hits the nose

T: Citrus and a slight bitterness, some wheat flavor

M: Easy to drink - carbonation is moderate

O: Nothing really special here but it's a good beer. I wouldn't turn it down if I came upon it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 02:05:34 | More by beerman207
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13esd

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

02-25-2012 23:29:08 | More by 13esd
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RedSpecial1

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy, coppery, orange with a finger of frothy white head.

S: The main aromas are of typical American hops: pine and citrus in almost equal amounts.

T: A pleasant grapefruit flavor hits first with a burst of bitterness hot on its heels. This is followed by a more mellow citrus flavor backed by a characteristic wheat graininess. This all slowly fades with an almost sweet citrus character lingering slightly.

M: The bitterness in this beer is almost palpable as an actual physical sensation as it barrels down the center of your tongue, brief as it is. It makes your whole mouth tingle in a not unpleasant way. Unusual, but interesting.

O: An interesting beer, and one I wouldn't mind drinking again on a hot day. Very refreshing, and with a flavor profile that's interesting enough to not bore you after a glass.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 00:39:35 | More by RedSpecial1
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-21-2012 00:00:52 | More by ltdantheman
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electtodefer

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-20-2012 20:39:24 | More by electtodefer
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -44.3%

02-20-2012 18:14:10 | More by chrispoint
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Edgewater

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

02-19-2012 18:21:35 | More by Edgewater
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tommyd313

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-18-2012 19:17:55 | More by tommyd313
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NEDmiller

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-18-2012 14:15:24 | More by NEDmiller
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.